The President of the Republic of Armenia
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Armenian Summit of Minds
Today President Serzh Sarkissian received His Holiness, Catholicos of All Armenians, Garegin II and Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia, Aram I.
Noting that due to some circumstances he was not able to participate at the inauguration of the newly elected President, Catholicos Aram I said that he arrived to Armenia particularly to congratulate President Serzh Sarkissian and convey his support. He underlined that “Church and Motherland, faith and Armenianhood are one indivisible entirety for us, and we should work together within that entirety.” Catholicos of All Armenians, Garegin II expressed confidence that the course of actions...
Today President Serzh Sarkissian held a working meeting with the leadership of the State Customs Committee.
Present at the meeting were Prime Minister Tigran Sarkissian, Head of Presidential Staff Armen Gevorkian, and other officials. According to the President of Armenia, it is obvious that in recent years the activities of the customs officials and their professionalism, as well as the technical equipment of the service have significantly improved, and it is an achievement. However, along with the achievements the system still suffers from appalling incidents, corruption, nepotism, and...
Today the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Armenia Shohrat Jumayev presented his credentials to President Serzh Sarkissian.
The President of Armenia congratulated the Ambassador on his nomination and expressed hope that during his tenure in office new steps will be taken to further expand relations between the two states. Stressing that warm relations between Armenia and Turkmenistan were established from the outset, as well as a great development potential of the both states, the parties attached priority to the expansion of economic cooperation. Noting that current numbers do not reflect on the real...
Today President Serzh Sarkissian introudced the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edward Nalbandian to the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Noting that on April 13 he signed two decrees appointing the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defense, Serzh Sarkissian said that even though it was a sheer coincidence it bears some significance. “I believe that any diplomat and especially an Armenian diplomat is a soldier, an officer, a general of his country and bears as much responsibility for the inviolability of Armenia’s borders and her security. I appeal to our diplomats to keep it in mind and to be guided by this...
Today President Serzh Sarkissian introduced the newly appointed Minister of Defense, Seyran Ohanian to the highest command of the Armed Forces
Serzh Sarkissian said that he knows S. Ohanian for over twenty years and cannot recall of any indiscretion on his behalf. He highly praised S. Ohanian’s participation at the formation and strengthening of the army. According to the President of Armenia, the army will continue to remain in the focus of the state’s attention since today the army has to fulfill very important tasks. Serzh Sarkissian expressed confidence that under the leadership of the newly appointed Minister of Defense and...
Today President Serzh Sarkissian received the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America Hrair Hovnanian
The parties spoke about the Armenia-Diaspora relations and the Armenia-US cooperation. Hrair Hovnanian said that the Armenian Assembly is looking forward to continuing cooperation with the newly elected President of Armenia and to further serve the Armenian people.